[whatwg] Select conformance
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 15 00:58:36 PDT 2006
On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Single select:
> Is it conforming for an option to be both selected and disabled? (I think it
> shouldn't be conforming.)
No, it is conforming. This is used a lot on the Web for giving labels to
Selects ("Select a country...").
WF3 will address this better, but in the meantime it's good enough.
> And analogously: Is is conforming for a radio button to be both checked and
> disabled if the whole set is not disabled? (This one is harder to check, but
Yes, it is. It happens sometimes, e.g. when the user has selected an
option but later changes something and that option becomes disabled (but
is still selected).
> Is it conforming to have no option that is marked selected? (I think
> allowing this is safe.)
Yes. For size=1 controls, the first non-disabled element gets selected.
> Select multiple:
> Is it conforming for an option to be both selected and disabled? How do native
> widgets handle this?
Yes. Generally the item just starts selected but then when you pick
another option you can't select it again, I presume.
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